One to three years of study leading to a degree at Oxford University, England. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates are eligible to apply. Must be under the age of 24 and a U.S. citizen.
Who They Are Looking For
Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. Mr. Rhodes’ will contains four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected:
- (1) Literary and scholastic attainments;
- (2) Energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
- (3) Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and
- (4) Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.